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San Diego Hotel Golf Resort Guide for Fathers Day

  • 5 Hotel Golf Resorts for a Father's Day Escape Video
  • Rancho Bernardo Inn
  • DoubleTree Golf Resort San Diego
  • The Grand Del Mar
  • Morgan Run Club & Resort
  • Lodge at Torrey Pines
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Golf has been part of mankind for as long as we all remember. Its genesis is up for debate, but the strongest theory falls to the Scots, who are credited with originating the modern game. China claims their nobles played a more primitive version as early as the 10th century, 500 years before St. Andrews was globally established as the fount of golf. America adopted the hobby years later. New Jersey caught wind of the game in the late 1800s, which sparked the wildfire of popularity we know today. Chances are, like many men, your dear Dad has an affinity for the links. So why not treat him to a round at one of San Diego’s hotel golf courses this Father’s Day?

The Lodge at Torrey Pines
11480 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 453-4420
One gander at the above video and Dad will be polishing his nine iron. Torrey Pines is synonymous with the annual Farmers PGA tournament and the 2008 US Open whose nail-biting finish between Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate went down in history. The Lodge is flanked by Torrey Pines North course and the South course, for a total of 36 breathtaking holes on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Two golf packages are available for Papa - Signature and Signature Partner. Each include two nights accommodation at The Lodge and complimentary club storage and cleaning. The Signature provides one round of golf and a full breakfast, while the Partner Package springs for two rounds and two breakfasts. (Room rates Father’s Day weekend start at $400. An 18-hole round of golf is $76 on south course and $50 on north course for San Diego residents. Non-resident fees are $229 on south course and $125 on north course. Signature Package $1,379. Signature Partner Package $1,695.)

Rancho Bernardo Inn
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive San Diego, CA 92128 (858) 675-8500
“RB’s” lush, 45-hole golf courses amid the San Pasqual Mountains is a peaceful hamlet busy Dads will love. The Inn’s Mediterranean estate on 265-acres with gardens, fountains and outdoor sculptures has the only San Diego course to host both PGA and LPGA events. Par 72 will score a perfect round on the 18-hole Resort Course. Oaks North 27-hole executive course will require more bravado. Pre-play practice at the driving range may help. Post game dinner at El Bizcocho offers one of the most extensive collections of wine in California valued at more than $1 million. If brewskies are more Dad’s thing, the inn has a quintessential Father/Son bonding experience … the What’s Brewing Package. Chauffeured transportation takes lucky participants to Stone Brewing Company, Lost Abbey/Port Brewing and Iron Fist to quaff a few suds. Beer munchies, a vintage cigar box with a cigar, cutter and matches, as well as two-ounces of single malt scotch and a Rancho Bernardo Inn logoed flask round out the event. A much needed one-night accommodation is included, too...zzz. (Room rate Father’s Day weekend start at $229. An 18-hole round of golf is $89. What‘s Brewing Package $209 without transportation, $309 with transportation (suggested option, bail will be more expensive than the extra transportation cost).)

DoubleTree Golf Resort San Diego
14455 Penasquitos Drive San Diego, CA 92129 (858) 672-9100
Pick your pleasure at this Penasquitos hotel with two options for Dad. The Stay and Play Package lets Pop hit the links for three rounds on the Arnold Palmer course! Fit in the first game after the 3 p.m. check-in. Follow up with 36 holes the next day. Green fees, a cart, tee times, use of the short game practice facility, 25 percent off in the Pro Shop and one sleeve of Titleist balls complete the package. Golf isn’t Dad’s bag? A 50-minute massage may be substituted, and access to the steam room, sauna, fitness center, and lap pool. Either selection includes one night in a deluxe room, free breakfast, parking and Internet. (Room rate Father’s Day weekend start at $114. An 18-hole round of golf starts at $30. Stay & Play Package starts at $199.)

The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court San Diego, CA 92130 (855) 314-2030
Pamper the family patriarch with unlimited golf this Father’s Day weekend. Hotel guests pay for 18 holes, but play until their heart’s content. A free custom club fitting analysis will allow Dad to test drive the latest equipment. Launch monitors with high speed cameras will discern what works best for his particular swing. The Tom Fazio designed course is known to be challenging but fair. PGA-certified instructors can offer a few pointers. Sunday Brunch and/or dinner is being served at Amaya restaurant. Three words may persuade Dad to postpone his game until afternoon: Dungeness Crab Benedict. Or, perhaps, Guinness Stout Milkshake. Should a morning tee time trump taste buds, a three-course dinner offers Crispy Skin Duck Breast, Duo of Beef and more. (Room rate Father’s Day weekend start at $425. An 18-hole round of golf is $215. Father’s Day Brunch $45 per person. Three course dinner $55 sans wine, $85 with wine pairings per person.)

Morgan Run Club & Resort
5690 Cancha de Golf Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091 (858) 367-9729
Morgan Run is located in tony Rancho Santa Fe. In 1960, three hundred acres were purchased by Roy Canady, a golf course developer. Five years later the first 18 holes were constructed, with the remaining nine holes completed in 1973. Popularity required the addition of a 68-guestroom resort in 1975.The past three decades has seen the property burgeon with 11 tennis courts, a day spa, a heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness facility and, yes, two superb golf courses - North and South. Although the Club is private, guests staying at the resort are welcome to play the course and use the facilities. Advise Dad that the Club adheres to the polished standards of yesteryear when dress codes were enforced. Men’s attire is tailored slacks or Bermuda shorts, collared shirts tucked into pants, hat bill must face forward, and no denim. When dining at any of the four restaurants hats must be removed, no tank tops, running shorts or swim attire. It may be old-fashioned, but in this day-and-age pride in appearance is endearing. (Room rate Father‘s Day weekend start at $209 per night. An 18 hole round of golf is $120.)